Frosty Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Frosty Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Dahlonega
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From the intersection of GA 400N and US19/GA 60, turn onto US19/GA 60 and head west for 9.3 miles toward Dahlonega and the junction of GA9/GA52. Turn left onto GA9/GA52 and drive 4.3 miles. Here GA 52 breaks from GA 9, so turn right onto GA 52 and continue 7.1 miles to the second sign for Nimblewill Church Road. (There are two signs for Nimblewill Church Road along GA 52 to provide two access points to the church.) At the second sign for Nimbellwill Church Road, turn right and head 1.2 miles to Nimblewill Church. At the stop sign, turn left and head away from the church and up Nimblewill Gap Road which turns to gravel after a few miles. Follow this road 7.3 miles to Nimblewill Gap. The road is rutted and rocky in parts and a high clearance vehicle is mandatory for this area.
Total Hike Distance: 2.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Nimblewill Gap
Trails Used: Approach Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: Frosty Mountain is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest along the Approach Trail to Springer Mountain (the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.) The summit was once the site of a U.S. Forest Service lookout tower, but it has been removed and all that remains is a flat area suitable for overnight camping. A seasonal spring is located a short distance to the southeast although it may be difficult to find especially in the summer months. This hike makes a loop from Nimblewill Gap at USFS 28 and follows the Approach Trail to Frosty Mountain. It then returns to the parking area via USFS 46 which is a rough route that is only suitable for four wheel vehicles. There are a few moderate ascents and descents on the Approach Trail, but the USFS 46 route is graded and fairly easy to hike. A side trail to the Len Foote Hike Inn is accessible from the Approach Trail in this section and makes a nice side hike if you have the time.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Frosty Mountain - December 17, 2021 December 17, 2021 4 stars 2 days BirdShooter


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